A good candidate for FtM hysterectomy surgery is a transgender man or non-binary individual who:

  • Is experiencing gender dysphoria related to their uterus or ovaries.
  • Has completed or is planning to complete hormone therapy.
  • Has a family history of cancer or other medical conditions that could be affected by the presence of a uterus or ovaries.
  • Is in good overall health and has no other major health conditions that would make surgery more risky.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to have a hysterectomy is a personal one. There are many factors to consider, including your individual needs and goals, as well as the risks and benefits of surgery. If you are considering a hysterectomy, it is important to talk to a qualified healthcare provider who can help you make the best decision for you.

Here are some additional things to consider when deciding if you are a good candidate for FtM hysterectomy surgery:

  • Your age. Hysterectomy is generally considered to be a safe surgery for people of all ages, but it may be more risky for older adults.
  • Your menstrual history. If you have heavy or painful periods, a hysterectomy may be a good option for you.
  • Your risk of cancer. If you have a family history of cancer, a hysterectomy may be recommended to reduce your risk.
  • Your fertility goals. If you want to have biological children in the future, you may want to consider freezing your eggs or sperm before having a hysterectomy.

If you are interested in learning more about FtM hysterectomy surgery, here are some resources:

  • The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) has guidelines on gender-affirming surgery, including hysterectomy.
  • The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) has a resource guide on hysterectomy for transgender men.
  • The Trans Lifeline is a hotline that can provide support and information about transgender health care.

A good candidate for FtM (Female to Male) hysterectomy surgery is an individual assigned female at birth who identifies as male and desires gender-affirming care. While specific eligibility criteria may vary among healthcare providers, here are some general factors that may indicate suitability for FtM hysterectomy:

  1. Gender Identity: The individual has a strong and persistent gender identity as male and experiences significant gender dysphoria related to the presence of reproductive organs such as the uterus.
  2. Mental and Emotional Readiness: The individual has undergone a comprehensive evaluation and is mentally and emotionally prepared for the physical and psychological aspects of FtM hysterectomy surgery. This typically involves discussions with mental health professionals who specialize in transgender healthcare.
  3. Age and Legal Requirements: There may be age restrictions or legal requirements for FtM hysterectomy, which vary by country and jurisdiction. In some cases, individuals must reach a certain age or fulfill specific legal requirements, such as obtaining parental consent or meeting specific healthcare guidelines.
  4. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): The individual is already receiving or planning to initiate hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as part of their gender transition. HRT may involve testosterone therapy, and the surgical plan will consider the compatibility of hormone therapy and the preservation of reproductive organs.
  5. Capacity for Informed Consent: The individual is capable of providing informed consent, understanding the risks, benefits, and potential outcomes of the surgery, and participating actively in the decision-making process.
  6. Health Status: The individual is in overall good health or has manageable medical conditions that can be addressed before surgery. Some medical conditions may require additional evaluation or treatment before proceeding with FtM hysterectomy.
  7. Support System: The individual has a reliable support system in place, including family, friends, or community resources, to provide emotional support before and after surgery.

It’s important to note that eligibility for FtM hysterectomy is determined on an individual basis. Each person’s situation is unique, and decisions regarding surgery should be made in consultation with experienced healthcare providers who specialize in transgender healthcare. They will conduct a thorough evaluation, discuss the specific criteria and considerations, and help guide individuals in making informed decisions about their gender-affirming care.